It’s been a major issue since American popular music first expanded its sonic territory from traditional country and folk songs: the cultural appropriation of sounds, and even entire pieces, that became more marketable (and thus lucrative) once they were performed by a “safer” white voice....more
Posts Tagged: Elvis Presley
Elvis Presley’s lead guitarist passed away this week in Nashville at the age of 84, and in tribute the Guardian has published a piece discussing how the musician shaped Elvis’s country-blues rockabilly sound so evident in songs like “Heartbreak Hotel,” “Hound Dog,” “Blue Suede Shoes,” “Mystery Train,” and “Jailhouse Rock.”
Scotty Moore’s legacy can possibly best be mapped through how he paved the way for other lead guitarists....more
It was a dark and stormy night in April 1936. The city of Tupelo, Mississippi was ravaged by a tornado that killed more than 230 people. It is ranked as the fourth deadliest tornado in U.S. history.
Tupelo is also the birthplace of Elvis Presley....more
Monday! Monday! Monday! “We No Who U R” is available today from “Push The Sky Away”, the 15th record by Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds scheduled to release February 18, 2013.
Be There! (add echo effect)
Let’s talk about Grinderman 2 (2010) and the amazing tour that followed the release....more
Paranoid—From the greek: Paranoos, “distracted” from “para” irregular and “noos,” mind.
There are rats in my garage.
Boot-sized ones that run straight up the walls and then tiptoe along the roof beams....more